A.J. Jacobs: My year of living biblically is a TED talk by A. J. Jacobs, a writer for Esquire magazine. He approaches his articles in a sort of method-actor manner, but for writers. He likes to dive right into the research.
So A. J. spent a year trying to take the Bible literally, and following over 700 rules from all the Bibles he could gather. Mainly the catalyst for this was that A. J. was concerned about the rise of religious fundamentalism in America.
It's a charming tale of him being fruitful and multiplying, not shaving and getting stuck at airport security, and failing to properly stone people.
I knew this topic would be a win when he introduced himself as such: "I'm Jewish in the same way The Olive Garden is Italian: not very." Win.